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Old 03-12-2019, 12:13 PM   #15221
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Hooked up my new Clearsource dual water filter setup on Saturday. This thing is a beast- sturdily made, big filters, and it hasnít impacted water pressure/flow. Iím quite pleased with it!

Now, hopefully my pictures will be right-side up.
Did you see the videos that Ray from Love Your RV posted on the Clear Source filter setup? He mounted his on the back bumper and they've discolored a bit but otherwise work great for him.



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Old 03-12-2019, 12:55 PM   #15222
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Hooked up my new Clearsource dual water filter setup on Saturday. This thing is a beast- sturdily made, big filters, and it hasnít impacted water pressure/flow. Iím quite pleased with it!

Now, hopefully my pictures will be right-side up.
Do they take standard sized filters?

I'm curious what the advantages would be compared to just having to regular house filters connected together with a length of pipe which is pretty much what I have. My "stand" is simply a cinder block which they fit into perfectly.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:39 PM   #15223
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Do they take standard sized filters?

I'm curious what the advantages would be compared to just having to regular house filters connected together with a length of pipe which is pretty much what I have. My "stand" is simply a cinder block which they fit into perfectly.
I'd say the only advantage is "bragging rights!"

I'm betting your setup is a lot cheaper.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:12 PM   #15224
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I'd say the only advantage is "bragging rights!"

I'm betting your setup is a lot cheaper.
I only have the Walmart filters, but I do use 2. First one at the water connection post, and second one at the outside connection on rv. But I'm poor because I own a rv, that's why I'm cheap. LOL
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:11 PM   #15225
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Thanks to everyone who commented about the correct way to use the Anderson Levelers. I did watch the video, I guess I didn't watch it close enough, or forgot. We didn't have to raise the one side very far, as you can see and almost didn't use them, but they were new tools right? And you've got to use new tools, it's a rule. Anyway, thanks for the clarification. I'll remember next time. Maybe I'll even look for a sight where I really have to use them. I've learned so much from this site. Thanks.
If you dont need to cover a large gap you can just use on set for under an inch. Nothing terribly wrong with what you did as they were chocked on both sides.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:19 PM   #15226
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Decided to pack the wheel bearings for the first time on my 18 month old TT. Didn't think I needed to, but I'm going to Phoenix from Colorado in a couple of weeks and didn't want to have any surprises.

Turns out is was a good idea. Packed the first of 4 and it was in perfect condition. ALMOST decided that packing the other 3 was a waste if time. That little voice in my head said "don't be lazy, just do it". When I took the nut off of the spindle on the next wheel, it had welded itself on to the spindle. Took all I could do to muscle if off with an 18" cheater bar. Needs a new axle.

Looks like my trip is either off, or I'll be moteling it.

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Old 03-13-2019, 12:21 PM   #15227
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:33 PM   #15228
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Did you see the videos that Ray from Love Your RV posted on the Clear Source filter setup? He mounted his on the back bumper and they've discolored a bit but otherwise work great for him.
I hadn't seen that. Unfortunately, no rear bumper for me with the toy hauler. I actually really miss it! For this an other reasons. But for now, I've just sat it on the ground next to the spigot with a 12" or 18" hose between the two.


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Do they take standard sized filters?

I'm curious what the advantages would be compared to just having to regular house filters connected together with a length of pipe which is pretty much what I have. My "stand" is simply a cinder block which they fit into perfectly.
For me, it came down a ready to use package. Being mobile the cinder block doesn't work for me! On Reddit, I was talking to someone who uses a similar system that was something like $50 that had similar specs to the ClearSource - dual filters (5 micron and 0.5 micron). I imagine his performs just as well as mine.

Here's there link to purchasing filters, but I don't know if they're standard sized or anything:
https://www.clearsourcerv.com/collec...lter-cartridge

I will say, I like that it hasn't impacted flow to the RV. My Camco one had hit the end of its life within a few months of purchase.


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I'd say the only advantage is "bragging rights!"

I'm betting your setup is a lot cheaper.
It all comes down to preference. I liked the idea of the ClearSource being ready to go out of the box. It's sturdy and simple- a bit like me!
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:52 PM   #15229
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Looks like it will work well. I use a piece of pool noodle cut to size which does similar and works great too.

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Hmmm, I never thought of leaving that glass in microwave. I always remove it and store it in a protected area.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:52 PM   #15230
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Hmmm, I never thought of leaving that glass in microwave. I always remove it and store it in a protected area.

I always try to limit as much as possible the things that have to be stored or locked down in places other than where their used. With one piece of pool noodle wedged snug in the center of the plate, it doesn't move at all and even stays aligned in the little drive gear thingy



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Old 03-13-2019, 06:27 PM   #15231
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Finally hooked it up pulled it to the front drive. Looked at a couple things ,opened the 3 slides ,turned on 3 vent fans , cranked up the stereo, cleaned,made a couple drinks, packed in some stuff we removed for winter, we are getting ready slowly.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:37 PM   #15232
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Installed a Genturi exhaust kit on my Champion 3500w Inverter

Had to purchase an exhaust extension which I found on Amazon. A little expensive but made of stainless.

Genturi kit came with adapters down to 1-1/2" but extension was just over an inch. I used a threaded 3/4" rigid conduit coupler to fill the gap. Smeared anti-seize on outside of coupler and pressed the smallest adapter in the kit over it using a bench vise.

Seing the vapor exiting the stack tells me it's doing its job. Generator noise is slightly less than when stack is removed but no more worries about CO entering the trailer , no need to dismount generator, and no "fumes" being blown into neighboring campsite. The tubes that come with the kit total 10' in length. Two tubes get the exhaust above the roof line but all three kind of tower over the trailer. I'm planning on cutting the third tube so the top is 10' above the ground instead of 10' above the generator which is already a couple feet above a normal installed generator's exhaust.

Noise wise, sound level measured less than 50 dba at 25 feet. Since I rarely camp in hot, humid areas most times I don't need anything but eco mode to charge batteries.

Thought of building one from big box materials but by the time i would have bought all the items to build something that was as easy to install/remove and didn't look like ----- i just bought the Genturi. When not installed it fits nicely in a carrying case that sits right behind the generator and spare tire.

Finally thawed out and weather is forecasted to be in 70's by next week. Lots of projects will now be completed. Plan on hitting the road in April, coming home just long enough to mow lawn and do laundry.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:10 PM   #15233
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Finally hooked it up pulled it to the front drive. Looked at a couple things ,opened the 3 slides ,turned on 3 vent fans , cranked up the stereo, cleaned,made a couple drinks, packed in some stuff we removed for winter, we are getting ready slowly.

Same here. Weather finally turning nice enough so I can wash, wax, and finish any outside maintenance items. Once done it's off and camping.
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Same here. Weather finally turning nice enough so I can wash, wax, and finish any outside maintenance items. Once done it's off and camping.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:11 PM   #15235
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Got the TT already to go to (70 degree) Phoenix and Lake Havasu City to visit family. Blizzard hit Colorado yesterday so the trip got put off for a week. Going out to shovel the snow off the driveway for the next couple of hours.
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Hooked up my new Clearsource dual water filter setup on Saturday. This thing is a beast- sturdily made, big filters, and it hasnít impacted water pressure/flow. Iím quite pleased with it!

Here's my setup. 2 filter housings @ $15 each, some brass fitting <$15. Only tool needed to put it together was a wrench. I could build a light weight holder out of wood, but in my case, the housings fit nicely between the trailer box and bumper.

I did read thru the Clear Source site. Site FAQ indicated they use standard 10x2.5" filters. The string filters are available everywhere for $2-3. Spotted the Pentek CFB-PB10 0.5 micron filter at Walmart for $15.

The concern on flow rate is the 0.5 micron filter. Some have rates as low as 1/2 gpm, the Pentek can get up to 4 gpm.
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Here's my setup. 2 filter housings @ $15 each, some brass fitting <$15. Only tool needed to put it together was a wrench. I could build a light weight holder out of wood, but in my case, the housings fit nicely between the trailer box and bumper.

I did read thru the Clear Source site. Site FAQ indicated they use standard 10x2.5" filters. The string filters are available everywhere for $2-3. Spotted the Pentek CFB-PB10 0.5 micron filter at Walmart for $15.

The concern on flow rate is the 0.5 micron filter. Some have rates as low as 1/2 gpm, the Pentek can get up to 4 gpm.
Just buy bottle water...
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:35 PM   #15239
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Come on Mike... we need PHOTOS!
Didn't the link at the top of my post work. Shows a video (with sound) of it working with vapor being discharged above the trailer.


Here's the link again https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I7...TeS-NzY4o3uDyv


Let me know if it still doesn't work and I'll try to post individual pic's.
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No filter for us. We bring a 7 gallon water jug from home(unfiltered) and drink that but I have no problem brushing my teeth with water we are hooked up to, which isn't often since we mainly dry camp.
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